I need a winter UQ and I just don't know which way to go. I like the weight and loft of the Winter Yeti but I'm not sure on the length yet. I love Brandons stuff and I know the workmanship is great. But then I don't think I can go wrong with any of the vendors in here. I know I'm looking for lots of downy goodness (I even like saying it)and a diff cut shell. I'm a cold sleeper and I already have a JRB nest which is fine for me for summer use. I have been really layering up (myself as well as my nest, ccf pads, emergency blanket and even my western mountaineering vb bag inside my 20* wm sleeping bag a couple of times) when the temp drops below mid thirties - twenties, not sure if I've been out in colder.
That being said, I backpack (lightweight), car camp and I'm a gear head who tends to scrutinize the heck out of each potential gear choice. Grams, ounces, dollars.
So I beleive its down to the HG Winter Incubator or if I go 3/4
Winter Phoenix or the Warbonnet Winter Yeti or the Tewa Flurry.
I don't mind having to fiddle a little but I'd prefer not to have to get out of my swinging lair of downy goodness when its freezing. I currently use a wbbb 1.1 dbl and 1.1 dbl traveler. Also I always carry a torso length ridge rest ccf for a sit pad.
Please help me make a decision. I know many here have these quilts please chime in and those of you with experience with muti-items mentioned or different items not on list I'm all ears let me know what ya think.